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with this economic reality. you know what? my constituents are going to pay for it in their taxes. what no one seems to want to talk about in the media. yes, congress will pass an emergency bill and exceed the spending cap congress voted on and then your taxes will be the makeup for that because there is no other place to get it from. >> neil: i admire your guts to stand up to the likes of chris christie, who said, quit playing games and pass the aid. you are saying, we are playing game fist we pass this kind of aid. >> chris christie is a great governor. he's right. the emergency aid nides to be there, the money that will go to the local community, which is about $17 bimmion of this $50 billion aid package. so we bailed out the fema relief insurance fund. okay? we know that that has been operating at a deficit. it's still in the red right now. this is going to prolong the agony. if we don't fix the core spending problem, we are not going to have money for another disaster. >> neil: i suspect they won't. they have taken some of the fat out. but i am talking in terms of million, not billions. >> mill
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said he raised taxes on the rich to raise taxes on the middle class. why is the middle class being taxed more. coming up country super star john rich and business owners travis perry and william march join me to talk about how taxes are affecting them and their employees. stay with us. i would like to hear from you go to my web site mike huckabee.com and tell me what you think from the lead feedback section. or sign up for facebook page and follow me on twitter. you can find a link to that and more at mike huckabee.com. . can't hurt, right? then i heard this news about a multivitamin study looking at long-term health benefits for men over 50. the one they used in that study... centrum silver. that's what i take. my doctor! he knows his stuff. [ male announcer ] centrum. the most recommended. most preferred. most studied. centrum, always your most complete. we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day afr day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ ma
loopholes through tax reform, which speaker boehner has acknowledged can raise money in a sensible way, and by doing some additional cuts, including making sure that we are reducing our health care spending, which is the main driver of our deficits, we can arrive at a package that gets this thing done. i'm happy to have that conversation. what i will not do is to have that negotiation with a gun at the head of the american people. the threat that unless we get our way, unless you gut medicare or medicaid, or, you know, otherwise slash things that the american people don't believe should be slashed, that we're going to threaten to wreck the entire economy. that is not how, historically, this has been done. that's not how we're going to do it this time. [ inaudible question ] chuck, what i'm saying to you is that there is no simpler solution, no ready, credible solution other than congress either give me the authority to raise the debt ceiling or exercise the responsibility that they have kept for themselves and raise the debt ceiling. because this is about paying your bills. everybo
a lot of taxes and a lot of stories are moving in california moving from deep in the ready to in the black and coming at a high price in california. is it likely democrats will sell the story, that spending is not,er so, spending cuts are not the way to go, raising more revenue, more taxes is? >> oh, look i'm certain that is coming. there is no question in my mind that is coming but i can also assure you, bill, what is coming from the other side in the long run that hurts economic growth. in the long run that will bring about less revenue rather than more. what you're doing there you're taking money away from job creators. ultimately you will kill jobs that will bring about less revenue and everyone hurts as a result of that. it is not just those at the top end of the economic scale. it is those along every end of the spectrum and especially those who are hard-working americans living paycheck it paycheck. that is who those tax increases really hurt. in the end the government loses as well. bill: senator, thank you for your time because as we're asking these questions and t
of taxes is also now getting some buzz. and new controversy over reports that federal agents waited to arrest an illegal immigrant and a sex offender who worked for this powerful democratic senator, senator menendez, you saw in that picture there. what, what really went on? why was this done? an early morning rescue puts a whole new meaning on another brick in the wall. as firefighters-- did you watch this on america's news room with bill and martha? firefighters worked hours to free a woman who got stuck in a tight spot, how it happened. ♪ ♪ caught between a rock and a hard place ♪ bayer aspirin was the first thing the emts gave me. now, i'm on a bayer aspirin regimen. [ male announcer ] be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ woman ] learn from my story. before you begin an aspirin regimen. music: "make someone happy" music: "make someone happy" ♪it's so important to make someone happy.♪ it's so important to make meone happy.♪ ♪make just one someone happy ♪and you will be happy too. hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or
on your debt. well we have 2 1/2 trillion dollars coming into the treasury every year in tax revenue. we can use that tax revenue to pay the interest on our debt. therefore, we will not default. all this talk about being a deadbeat nation, that belies the fact that we have never, and will never default on our obligations. the obligation being to pay the interest on the debt. we're not a deadbeat nation and we're not going to default, period. yes. period. martha: comes down to the big question whether or not you will cut spending in order to not default on your debt. and that brings us to a larger question or one of the larger questions, which is whether or not we will be downgraded if we don't become more responsible with our spending? >> interesting you should raise that issue, martha, because 45 minutes ago, fitch, the ratings agency said, if we have another delay in raising this debt ceilingsing, if we have this political standoff again just like we had in 2011, fitch says we may be downgraded. his name is david reilly. he is managing director at fitch and he said if it is just like 2
by an albatross than suffer the deal accepted by republicans from owe balm yanch president obama increased taxes on the rich. >> taxes go up for singles making over $400,000 or more. it goes from 35% to 39.6%. >> 39.6%, mr. president? how is kim-ye supposed to afford a baby now? nation, nation, listen -- i don't want to brag -- but i make in excess of 400 large a year and by large i mean biggie fry, biggie coke. okay? i'm successful. if the government punishes me for it with the tax increase maybe i won't want to be anymore. >> it lowers the incentive of the people you want to take risks and to inknow rate is and to create. >> it's a disincentive to work. >> why do we want to punish success for crying out loud? why punish success? how can we makers continue to make what we make. why screen a personal husband and wife omelet team? maria, um bettero, i have terrible news. [ laughter ] thank god this horrible deal has loopholes. >> included in this bill were tax breaks for porto rican -- puerto rican rum growings, algae growers chnch -- >> stephen: which is why i'm proud to introduce captain colber
, connects to all of the spending and tax issues and are they going to have some way where they are going to say let's work together or are we going to have four more years of this petty stupid fighting on things that makes everyone look ridiculous and no one comes out the winner. >> chris: let me before i get to you, and what about the president's side of it? do you agree that he has take and more combative tone since the election? >> he has. but, you know, we were going to have tax increases for everyone and he and to speaker boehner's credit they wound up agreeing as did biden and mcconnell that we are going to give 99% of the people in this country a permanent tax break. that was a big accomplishment. of course, everyone dumped on it when it happened but the 99% of the people who got that tax cut i think are quite happy. i think they haven't figured out a strategy in the white house just like the republicans don't have one. >> there is two kinds of issues. issues the president ran on in the reelection campaign. he has credibility to say hey, i won the reelection. you can say to democr
. >> greta: taxes and have you thought about our corporate tax rate? >> could have,we have the highest corporate tax rate in the entire world now. japan used to be number one and u.s. number two. they cut their rates and now when you combine state and federal taxes, the highest corporate tax rates in the world. >> greta: how does that affect your business? you're very successful, you're a rich man and how does it affect you and your employees. >> every dollar we pay in taxes is a dollar that we can't give back to the customers in lower prices, a dollar we can't pay to our team members and higher wages and benefits. it's a dollar that we can't give back to the suppliers with lower prices. it's a dollar that we can't donate fill v-- fi -- and you need to hear this next, but the headlines are screaming scandal. a new cheater joining the ranks of tiger woods, arnold schwarzenegger and kristin stewart. who is it? well, that's coming up. and in two minutes, a 16-year-old is drunk driving and a mother finds a public way to punish him. is she teaching him a good lesson or going too far? you se
about now closing more loopholes and that means higher taxes. we don't know on who, but he would not specify any specific spending reductions and refusing to negotiate with the house republicans on the issue of the debt ceiling. lou, an interesting couple of months. looking forward to it. >> megyn: all right. thank you, sir. >> thanks, megyn. >> megyn: with the president refuse to go negotiate on that debt ceiling, it's coming and we're going to hit it and there's going to be a real question what we will do. he negotiated the last time and suddenly says he doesn't want to negotiate anymore and the republicans have drawn a line in the sand when it comes to these spending cuts, saying, if we don't see a dollar for dollar spending cut in the amount you want to raise the debt ceiling, there's no deal. what kind of progress can we hope for here? our political panel debates that coming up in our next hour. now to another big debate playing out in washington over the obama administration's efforts to overhaul the nation's gun laws. we heard some of that this morning. here is the preside
stating very clearly today that he will not negotiate deficit reduction, tax increases and spending cuts attached to the debt ceiling. this of course does follow that bruising battle the year before last, where he did negotiate on the issue, and the u.s. nearly went to the brink of default. he said that congress has to pay the bills that it's already racked up. >> you don't go out to dinner and then, you know, eat all you want and then leave without paying the check. and if you do, you're breaking the law. and congress should think about it the same way that the american people do. you don't -- now, if congress want, to have a debate about maybe we shouldn't go out to dinner next time, maybe we should go to a more modest restaurant, that's fine. that's the debate that we should have. >> reporter: in this press conference that was called last minute in the east room, president obama said he will negotiate a deal on deficit reduction but not, as he put it, quote, with a gun to the head of the american people. as you know, joe, republicans are saying they're not going to increase the debt c
for some republicans in congress to hold middle class tax cuts hostage simply because they refuse to let tax rates go up on wealthiest americans. >> sean: gun at the head of the american people and republicans hostage takers and mr. president, comments like that are responsible for the gridlock in washington and whether or not mr. president, you like to believe it, you're to blame. and with us, stuart varney and co-host of "the five", dana perino, it never stops. >> at least he's consistent? good point. >> there are -- when there's a saying, you know, don't believe your own hype. i also think that in some ways presidents should not read their own press. there are always going be to be critics and i remember george w. bush did not spend a lot of times reading the nasty things that people said about him. he would say, look, this is where i think we need to go, this is a policy and help me get there. and he would try to bring in people from the other side to get that done. that wasn't always possible and people didn't always agree with him, but that was a bert approach and got more done bec
. later on fox business i want you to meet the corn husker turned tax buster. the latest governor to give the income tax shove. do you notice a trend here? more and more governors, republicans governors are doing this. what are they up to? what are they really up to? tonight at 8:00. >> eric: hello, i'm eric bolling with andrea tantaros, bob beckel,be dana perino and gregreg gutfeld is back! it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> eric: as expected, president become become used kids as backdrop addressing the american people on the plans for a new gun control. here he is. just hours ago. >> these are smart letters from some pretty smart young people. hennah a third grader. you can wave. that's you. henna wrote, i feel terrible for the parents who lost their children. i love my country and i want everyone to be happy and safe. grant -- go ahead and wave, grant. grant said i think there should be some changes. learn from what happened at sandy hook. i feel really bad. >> eric: the president outlined a series of proposals including closing background check loopholes,be ban
more without asking the rich to pay more so we have to raise taxes. so we raise taxes, we got pretty much exactly what obama asked for with a big tax hike and obama's response is, now we need a balanced approach where we raise more taxes. >> megyn: jonah goldberg, thank you. >> thank you. >> megyn: up next, a popular internet activist was faced with a possible 35 years in jail for hacking before took his own life. music: "make someone happy" music: "make someone happy" ♪it's so important to make someone happy.♪ it's so important to make meone happy.♪ ♪make just one someone happy ♪and you will be happy too. >> fox news alert. we told you at the top of the hour how ejust got word from the white house briefing that the the president will deliver his plan for the gun crackdown, however you want to phrase it, the executive orders that he is prepared to issue on guns in addition to the legislative push that we expect him to make around this time tomorrow. well, moments ago we just learned that the president will be joined by children from around the country who wrote letters to
they spend, they send to washington every year in taxes, here's what they get back, new jersey. 61 cents. connecticut, 69 cents. new york, 79 cents. in kansas, they might say look, you guys are loading off us every year. you get $1.12 for every dollar you send in. don't they deserve their money back? isn't this a chance to give it to them? >> i don't know what those numbers are but everybody is getting back more than they send in because 40 cents out of every dollar that's spent in washington, d.c., whether it's relief aid or for any other purpose, is borrowed. what we're trying to do here is make certain if we're going to spend $50 billion or $40 billion or $10 billion, it should be done in a fiscally responsible manner, especially if 80% of the aid is not going to be spent until 2015, why do they have to rush it through. there is going to be pork items in this bill, no question. smithsonian, numerous other places have nothing to do with disaster relief. that's what happens around here far too often. that's what i'm concerned about is when we're borrowing 40 cents out of every dollar, w
for his hypocrisy. >> mr. obama demand the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes and just another elitist hypocrite for their fair share of security. a and-- >> you can go to the hannity control room right there and see our producer working hard kind the scenes to bring you the hannity live experience where you get the background information on the stories covered right here on the show. and in the break, you can go to hannity llive.foxnews.com and share your opinions on president obama's gun proposals, i'll see you there and coming up michelle malkin, senator rand paul and much senator rand paul and much momomomomomomo officemax has exactly the ink... your business needs... at prices that keep you...out of the red. this week get a bonus $15 itunes gift card with any qualifying $75 ink purchase. find thousands of big deals now... at officemax. i've got two tickets to paradise!l set? pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds o
trillion debt because we tax too little. it's because we spend too much. >> shannon: that's the debate we heard during the fiscal cliff negotiations and we are going to hear in the weeks and months, as you have outlined. all during the fiscal cliff, all the polling showed that the general public thought this was the fault of the house republicans, primarily the house side and republicans in congress as a whole. have you headed up the republican national committee, you know what it is like to sell a message to the american people. why are the republicans not doing well? they are saying, we are trying to put on the brakes and we are selling out our grandkids. but the public, when polled, blames republicans for this? >> one of the things you learn in politics, sometimes the other side gets the bumper sticker and you get the essay. the democratic-controlled senate has not papassed a budget in 3 years. the house republican vtion passed budgets when they have controlled-- the american people are never told that. why? republicans don't talk about it enough -- >> shannon: why not? >> well, becaus
it for 50 percent less than we do. their taxes are not so high or their taxes go do help them opposed to paying for mindless bureaucracy. >> norway is number one. peter, will you renounce your citizenship or america still the best country to live? >> why would i renounce being an american? i have great hope and faith in our country. my feeling is we are the most innovative society and welcomes everyone including my grandfather, a cigar maker if lower manhattan in 1902. this is the greatest place to be in the world. we will get through it. we may need new leadership to do it but we will get there. >> i will read this from gerri willis saying the primary reason for the slip in the ranking decline in the number of united states citizen would believe hard work will get them ahead. you say what, peter? >>peter: she is right. when a president manages to get himself elected by having half of the population pay no taxes and saying i will give you new benefits, by taxing more of the 1 percent because we have a lot of envy and we are jealous, that will encourage people not to work and it will e
to be about 5 to 7% lower, meaning those people in the exchange that needed a subsidy would take fewer tax dollars and it is also estimated that it would serve as an anchor, because there's competition, to bring down the cost of health care, even in the private sector as well. >> when is the government -- when is the government ever done that? with george bush's plan, you were critical and had a right to be for prescription drug benefit. the argument ises that it would drive down the cost of those drugs. if anything they have soared since that benefit came in because the government cannot act as a source of even buying in bulk for cutting prices. >> that's exactly right. and in fact i'm also supportive of legislation that would allow medicare, just leak the veterans administration to negotiate with the manufacturers, the drug companies, for lower drug prices. and i guess the point is that there are -- >> it doesn't work. didn't work in the case of drug prescriptions. if you were to expand this to care, what -- >> no, no. >> what is the chance you would get more bang for the buck? >> here's
? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to fair share of security. protext for their kids -- protection for their kids and gun-free zone for ours. >> eric: bobbe, start that. >> bob: there is the punk ad. terrible ad. i made ads for years and that thingbe doesn't deserve to be on television. look he got in things that had nothing to do with guns. they went after obama's kids. >> greg: no, they didn't. >> eric: they didn't. >> bob: yes, they did. >> greg: no, no no, no. >> bob: you interrupted me. >> greg: i'm going to interrupt you again. i said this points two weeks ago. when rahm emanuel was going off aboutbe guns his kids are protected at a school. same with obama's kids. same with david gregory's kids. obama could have won over a lot of people if he said i want every child to be as safe as mine. that means to have security. that's all he has to say. he didn't say that. everybody had the right to have their kids as safe as president obama's. that is not a cheap ad. that is a factual ad. >> bob: they should
, of course. perhaps hiking taxes on the rich is up with of them. but that does not mean we don't do a lick about our debt. not getting a handle on spending wasn't one of them. hearing only one side don't make you a journalist but doing so to ignore the other side makes you charyl top. charlatan. go after the goose, go after the gander. what is a gander? do you know? be fair, balanceed. both sides. have at it. >> dana: hello, i'm dana perino with kimberly guilfoyle, bob beckel, eric bolling, andrea tantaros. it's 5:00 in new york city. this is "the five." ♪ ♪ >> dana: earlier today, president obama held the final press conference of his first term in the east room of the white house. the main attraction, our old friend the debt ceiling. they could default on the debt, unless the debt ceiling is raised. republicans want the president to cut spending before they i gree on a deal. but the president at no time seem eager for compromise. listen. >> we have to stop lurking from crisis to crisis to crisis. when there is a clear pass that requires discipline, responsibility and compromise. >> d
, they have to have something on offer, because they got creamed on the tax issue, nothing on offer, no chips in the game. they had extension of tax rates, but they weren't passing anything, sitting around and pounding the table and weren't saying this is what we have. now it's up to john boehner and his team to coax out of this conference, who is very skeptical of him because of the deal he did on the tax rates and they look at him askance and what do you want to do, obamacare, the health care law and other things that might include giving the president a debt ceiling increase until the end of his term if he's willing to agree in big changes in entitlement programs. they've got to come up with something. >> megyn: they have to come up with a game plan. we saw with the fiscal cliff negotiations the end of the year they were divided and boehner couldn't sort of corral his house republicans to be on the same page and so now he's trying to do that and to get reelected speaker, he says i'm going to listen to you, i'll be your choice. now, the question, chris, whether you think these house republi
out with an ad targeting people in new york, by the way we don't have the state income tax in texas and also more money in your pocket so you can buy more ammo. which i thought was a pretty interesting appeal-- >> sean. >> sean: go ahead. >> i was born in new york. i was born 20 miles southwestern new york where a crazed gunman shot two, two volunteer firefighters. this is the same guy, sean, that 20-some odd years ago he bludgeoned his mom to death with a hammer and so badly the coroner couldn't recognize her. they sentham to jail and he got out. and go figure, got a gun, three weeks ago, woke up one morning with his house on fire, laid in wait behind some bushes for volunteer firefighters to arrive and the shot two of them dead and rather than sheldon silver the speaker of the house looking in the mirror and saying this is my fault for not making harsher punishment against these criminals, what do they do? they institute a weapons ban. i mean, it's just ridiculous and of all the foolish things they weren't smart enough to exempt their own police officers from it. >> can i speak to
. >> dana: can you write it off your taxes? >> kimberly: if you claim them as a depep dent. dent -- dependent. >> eric: i looked a at this and checked it out. >> kimberly: for research. >> eric: guy gives money toward the tuition. what does the girl do? >> dana: that was the seriously missing from the article. >> bob: what does the girl do? >> eric: i know what the girl does on the street but what does she do on the website? >> bob: keep it classy. probably sweeps the rooms out and does the dishes. >> eric: leave it there. directly ahead, glamour, glitz, controversy in tinsel township. yotown. stars gathered for the golden globes. we have our best moments. >> dana: next on "the five." ♪ ♪ back to new york and my colleagues with "the five." >> i really haven't been followen the controversy over "zero dark thirty" but when it comes to torture i trust a man who spent three years married to james cameron. >> kimberly: all right. well that was co-host amy having fun at james cameron's expense last night. "argo" and "girls" and "homeland" were the big winner bus the three-hour live
that is on the airwaves now. watch this. >> mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids, and gun free zones for ours. bill: that is part of it. wendell goler live on the north lawn. what is the reaction to the nra ad, wendell. >> reporter: frankly none, bill. aides say they have no more desire for a confrontation with the nra than they already have. people will see secret service protection for the first family is no more elitist than protection for the president himself. in the wake of the newtown massacre, polls show public opinion in favor of many measures mr. obama will announce today. press secretary jay carney says it will take more than gun controls to make our children safe. >> this is something that we have to address as a nation. it is not something you can do alone through executive action. it is not something you can do with even a series of laws that, congress might pass. this is a problem that touches on a variety of areas of american life. and it needs to be appr
tax'd dropping from 50% to 45%. it would defer bonuses from 2009 through 2011. >>> apple is slashing component orders for the iphone 5. that's according to "the wall street journal." weaker demand and increasing competition from samsung are blamed. the iphone 5 was released in september. >>> i am still a republican. colin powell declaring his support for his political party but not before warning that some ideas held by his fellow republicans could be hurting the party's future. >> there's also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. what do i mean by that? what i mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities. how can i evidence that? when i see a former governor say that the president is shucking and jiving. that's a racial era slave term. >> powell is most likely talking about former alaska governor sarah palin who blasted president obama for his handling of the benghazi consulate attack on facebook writing in part, "why the lies? why the cover up? why the dissembling about the cause of the murder of our ambassador? on the anniversary of the worst terror
if we raise taxes on rich to talk about gun control. does it always have to be a dog-and-pony show? he used kids for the stimulus. now he is using kids again. it's just always a gimmick. never about the real policies. p.r. and how it looks. i will say this, i work for a republican memberbe. who had press conbe france using children once. the flak we took for it was incredible. >> dana: not worth it. >> andrea: there are not a lot of republicans that would do it since it happened. they remember it well. but there are two set of rules, bob. one for the democrats and one for republicans. >> dana: it's like saying well, we care for children and you don't. >> bob: obama is the first person to use people as backdrop for the press? give me a break. you could be bipartisan if the republicans come forward for gun control. >> eric: again you want to get to gun control discussion. stay on this for a few more minutes. really, using kids. >> bob: really, using kids. >> eric: using kids who are family, surrounding the victims of the newtown, connecticut. using tragedy for change. >> bob: do you know
the other one but the white house as well. consider what happened in the recent fiscal cliff end game. taxes were set to go up by law on january 1. some house republicans said they didn't block it for everyone and they could prevail. speaker boehner brought forth blocking increase for everyone but millionaires, they balked. what passed later is something conservatives like less. they opposed that, too and they lost. some republicans are saying they have more leverage now to force spending cuts. maybe they do. but they will need to be smart about how they use it. with the senate, the white house and most of the press againstbe them, they should not expect a fair fight. >> bret: paul ryan said they need to be careful and remember what you are saying here. you had other members like congresswoman kathy mcmorris rogers in leadership saying you do need to shut down the government and make a stand. >> if the lessons of the 1990s when the republicans took control of the house tell you anything you shouldn't talk about how you are okay with shutting down the government. i said this before. people te
is happening in mali, and the developments there. because more of your tax dollars may be going there. >> the funding mechanism for the u.n. mission is still being worked out, but we are assuming that the u.s. will be asked to contribute significantly as we did to the somalia operation. to get a jump on that, we're using some of our existing funding that we already have in the budget and will be going to the congress for additional funding over the coming days. >> chris lawrence, let me go to you, at the pentagon, because you're our pentagon correspondent, i should say. the u.s. will not be sending in ground troops, so how exactly will our military help in mali? >> well, brooke, they're considering sending big air force cargo planes to get more french troops and heavy equipment, vehicles, into the fight there. also considering putting up more drones and spy planes to get a better sense of what is happening on the ground. and they may be sending some aerial refueling craft so those french jets can refuel while they're in the air and do more sustained longer missions. >> why not boots o
because they were afraid of higher tax rates in 2013. but for the first three months of 2013, we have a rapidly shrinking fiscal 2013, we have a rapidly shrinking deficit. so we are in a way chasing a vanishing problem. >> which is interesting, and that would allow for some things that are dirty and things that are not so dirty, would completely perhaps get rid of this problem after a while. do you think we're headed for a full stalemate? >> it's such a shame. i think david is right because we have low debt service right now. we're paying less interest on our debt than we had in the reagan and bush administrations before because interest rates are so low. >> but they're going to go up one day. >> but not for several years. i'll say it, we should be borrowing more at 30-year, 3% terms, so we can invest in the long-term growth of this economy. this is not the time for further austerity and cuts. if we were even to consider that right now, it would be a disaster. and what we're doing right now as the president correctly said today, is actually making our economy seem more risky and hurti
in limited government. >> yeah. >> that believe in low taxes and you times call racist-- >> until you open up your tent you're going to have these problems within the republican party. >> talk the tent of marco rubio being open, michael. >> you're naming, one, two, or five people. you need to have millions of people not just five. >> we will have millions of people. >> you haven't had recently. >> sean: he did vote for the most liberal agenda in the history of the country, maybe his politics have changed, maybe he's trying to stay relevant. >> or maybe he's trying to improve the party. >> sean: maybe he should give specific examples. >> that's what i would ask him. >> sean: and if republicans are wrong in instances admit it and move on. i think that's fair. food to see you. ann coulter is straight ahead and then he we sent two former navy steals to see "zero dark thirty," and they set the record straight on the capture of bin laden and enhanced interrogation techniques and you'll have that debate. log on to our special companion site hannity live and follow the loive show. go to hannitylive .
. regardless of whether it's guns or whether tax reform or immigration or energy policy, it's all the same. >> right. >> they're going to have to come to the table with a comprehensive package. in the case of guns you know the throw or four components that haven to included in the end. it's kind of a no-brainer for most but we have a hard time getting there. that's why bringing together these -- this coalition of problem solvers in congress that no labels has been able to, it's a start. by the end of the year if we get 75 to 80 such people, imagine the progress on all these important issues we'll be able to make. >> i'm going to give you the last word here. you are in a position, you do vote in the senate, and your words post newtown were taken originally as, oh, senator manchin is now for a ban on assault weapons. probably what you were talking about. >> guilt by conversation. >> so the question here is, am i correct in interpreting what you're saying, sure you would talk about an assault weapons ban, but it has to be in a more wholistic package than just here's an assault weapons ban, th
mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he's another leastic hypocrite when it comes to fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun free zones for ours. >> the new nra ad which i may say i find utterly pathetic. earlier we spoke to the cousins of ashley and they have a website. log on to helpash.org if you want to help. before we go, leave me with an overview of how it has gone tonight. >> it has been a good discussion. something has to happen. i hope the president takes strong measures tomorrow and i hope congress has the courage to back him with the appropriate lesion, although i have my doubt because their past has not been an indication that they will take strong action in the future. i have heard people talk about reality checks. i have been a cop for 42 years. i don't know how many homicide scenes you have been to but i have seen what happens on the street. we are not losing them 26, one or two at a time but every life has value. when you see the carnage on the streets every day. you have to deal with it. >> fascinating debate. thank you v
places. >> here is one that will make you ask where did my tax money go. the united nations development program is supposed to be the anti-poverty agency. according to the new study the agency is not doing much to reduce poverty at all and the scathing report showing agency spent 8.5 billion on anti-poverty activities from 2004 to 2011. and since u.s. pays for about a quarter of the u.n.'s total budget. where is all of this money going? former u.n. ambassador john bolton joins us, good evening, sir. >> good evening. >> greta: a lot of money to spend on poverty, we would hope we're ahead of the game on poverty? >> why are you surprised? this is the united nations at work. part of the problem with a lot of u.n. programs you can measure the input, billions spent. you can't measure the output. i think this report, the executive summary we have. when the whole thing comes out it will be interesting to read because it's an admission that they don't really know what effect their activities have. >> greta: i'm so curious, why the commission a study of themselves if they're inept in terms of tak
share of taxes, but he's just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and
their fair share of taxes but he is just another elitist hypocrite when it comes to a fair share of security. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> that ad launched today. the white house called it repugnant and cow ardly. highlighting nra intransigence is part of the strategy. momentum for change may be starting to fade. 56% now favor an assault weapons ban compared to 62% immediately after newtown. 58% support a ban on extended magazines. last month, that was 62%. however, expanded background checks remains popular with 87% supporting checks on gun show purchases. we'll have more on the politics shortly. first, the personal two takes on what happened at the white house today. lexi holler, the uncle of noah posner joins us along with colin goddard, slot four times at virginia tech. >>> i was wondering what your reaction was to what you heard? >> well, based on what we heard before, the announcement when the families met with the president and the vice president and during the announcement itself, i was satisfied and pleased to see that the administration is treating this
's signature health care plan be paid for in part with money from a sugary drink excise tax. the big soda industry lobbying arm, the american beverage association promptly spent $7 billion in a nationwide ad campaign to prevent that from happening. >> we spent money to put the voice of the people on the air, most of that goes for paid media. we were counseled by smart people in congress that this in some quarters might be a viable idea because the pressure for funding was so enormous, rightly so and you couldn't take anything for granted. >> reporter: their lobbying effort paid off, there is no federal tax on sugary drinks. fast forward to today, the centers for disease control says more and more americans are drinking the stuff. the center for science and the public interest, a non-profit consumer advocacy group says sugary drinks are the number one source of calories in the american diet. they put out their famous version of the coca-cola bear called the real bear. ♪ sugar, sugar, so good, so good, sugar ♪ >> coca-cola said "obesity is complex and requires partnership and collaborat
in response to what they call republican blackmail. art laffer, architect of the reagan tax cuts in the 1980s. good morning to you. >> good morning, bill. i'm fine. bill: blackmail, what do you say? >> blackmail! i think part of the normal checks and balances in government. when the democrats have president and controlled of the senate they don't like republicans to control their spending when. republicans are in control, democrats don't like it. it is a tool used by congress to make sure that we have fair and balanced policy going forward. the one i love, bill, if you look at "the wall street journal" today they have barack obama's speech before the senate when bush was president. and how he was going to vote against raising the debt ceiling and he made this beautiful speech, all of which is perfectly correct. it just now he is on the opposite side of the equation. it is a silly argument. bill: he went on to explain as he has see things differently as senator than president in the white house. >> of course you do. >> some conservatives argue this. i want to get your feeling on this. focus on
. listen. >> asking barack obama not to be a big-spending, high-taxing liberal is a denial of everything that we've learned about him in his career. it's much better for the house republicans to say, this is what we're prepared to do. there are dozens of places you can dramatically change spending without having to get involved in a general crisis over the u.s. debt. >> does he have a point? do you think this is a message from the former speaker that's worth heeding? >> well, we definitely want to work with president obama, and we're at the beginning of the 113th congress. i would also say that this is our moment, though. the american people know that our economy is struggling right now, partly because of the debt that is impacting american families, hard-working taxpayers all across this country. when president obama was in the senate, when he was a u.s. senator, he voted against raising the debt ceiling. and he said it was a lack of leadership that had brought us to this point. and so i would, at the beginning of this congress, hope that the president would make this a new start, where
taxes, pay their flood insurance, pay their home owners insurance and are now paying rent on top of everything else. they have the money, i'm sure each and every one of them got their christmas bonuses we're sitting here, sitting here trying to do everything ourselves. >> alisyn: they have been waiting a long time and obviously very angry. the house of representatives are set to vote on the 51 billion dollar release bill on tuesday. this is good news on the condition of former president george h.w. bush. last night a spokesman for the 41st president said he could be released from a houston hospital this week, and president bush's son jeb is more optimistic and he says he thinks his father will go home tomorrow. the 88-year-old was admitted for a bronchitis related cough. >> mike: what a night if you're a football fan. if you watched the broncos-ravens game. >> tucker: no. >> mike: it's an instant classic, we'll see it over and over again on espn. under a minute to go, ravens q.b. flacco hits the hail mary kind of pass and i don't know how he got behind the defense, in overtime pe
at their school? mr. obama demands the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes but he's an elitist hip prypocr. protection for their kids and gun-free zones for ours. >> that's the ad. it's getting a lot of mileage out there on social media but a lot of people -- why bring the daughters, sasha and malia into this? >> it's not them specifically. >> you mention them specifically. >> we don't mention them specifically. we mention his kids and other kids. they are attending schools that have private security guards. we're not talking about the secret service. david gregory's kids go there, too. send their kids to schools where they have protection and then poo-poo the idea that the average american's children should have the same sort of protection. >> the white house press secretary jay carney, among other people, were very disappointed. they say, most americans agree that a president's children should not be used as pawns in a political fight but to go so far as to make the safety of the president's children the subject of an attacked a is pungent. >> they know the point. the elitist kids safety
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